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Friday, July 26, 2013

Spinach and Rice Dumpling (Steamed snack)

If you have leftover rice at home and don't know how to use them in a delicious way you should try this steamed snack :) This is an delicious steamed snack which i tried from +Vardhini Koushik  (Author of COOKS JOY) space for her b'day-  click here :) . They tasted absolutely yummy and thanks to vardhini for sharing this delicious recipe :) Now moving on to the recipe this is an easy to make and a very healthy one . They are kids friendly too drop sufficient amount of ghee on these dumplings and kids would love to finish them :) .. Let see for the ingredients needed and the recipe.. 


2 1/2 cups chopped spinach
1 1/2 cups cooked rice
3/4 cup besan (Kadala maavu)
1 tsp cumin seeds (Jeeragam)
A pinch Asafoetida
1/2 tsp chilly powder
Salt to taste
2 tsp oil
1/4 tsp ginger garlic paste
Ghee (optional)

  • Take cooked rice and spinach in a bowl.
  • Add besan, cumin seeds, chilly powder,ginger garlic paste,salt, oil and asafoetida.
  • Mix then all together. If needed you sprinkle a little amount water till you form balls out of it.
  • Form small balls and place in a vessel or a idli cooker and steam for 10 – 15 minutes as we do for  idli.
  • Enjoy these quick and healthy snack warm with pickle or even try this with coconut chutney.


  • If you find the dumpling too dry then apply sufficient amount of ghee oh top of the steamed dumpling and enjoy them.
  • You can even have this with any spicy south indian kozhambu :)
Thank you vardhini for sharing such yummy recipes we enjoyed to the core :)

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  1. nice snaps dear and this looks delicious

  2. Healthy and a perfect snack for all age groups

  3. Awesome, healthy n drool worthy! :)

  4. Healthy and delicious dumplings.

  5. super delicious snack, looks yummy...

  6. Yummy Snack manju..
    mouthwatering pictures too

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  8. A great way to use up leftover rice.. yummy & delicious looking snack :)

  9. nice way to use to leftover rice,healthy snack,wonderful clicks..keep rocking.

  10. love this steamed savory snack, healthy choice :-)

  11. Healthy and delicious snack....


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